The Riots Evidence Deadbeat Lotharios and Their Unfaithful Sons

From UK writer Ed West, in The Telegraph, commenting that “The Riots Remind Us That Polygamous Societies Are Naturally Violent“:

Countless studies have shown that, the more polygamous a society, the more aggressive its males. Polygamous hunter-gather societies are absurdly violent.

Why? Because where male parental investment is low, the qualities that define a good male mate are strength, aggression and status. Where male parental investment is high, the most important quality becomes monogamy – because without it a woman’s children will starve. These qualities are partly hereditary, and on the male side this tendency for deadbeat lotharios to produce unfaithful sons was noted long before science dared to tread its feet into the field of evolutionary psychology.

In other words, it doesn’t take worldly psycho-babble to explain that breaking God’s law (the 7th of the Ten Commandments is against adultery) leads to a host of other violences against the Creator and His creation.

See, manhood is not inconsequential. Future men often do what they’ve seen grown men doing. Grown men are often acting out what they saw their fathers doing, and on it goes.

Not that men have excuse, quite the contrary. We have none, which is why understanding the Bible’s teaching on manhood is so utterly important, in this and every age.


About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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